by Felix Quigley

18 July, 2008

On June 23, 2008 DEBKAfile carried the following report which deals with the Khan family who it is suspected have passed on vital information about how to create a nuclear bomb to place on a rocket to Iran.

The article was headed “Iran Has Technology for a Nuclear Warhead to Fit Shehab-3 Missile”.

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Some Western military and intelligence were shocked to learn that Iran had the blueprints for making a nuclear warhead that could fit onto its Shehab-3 missiles. The discovery was released by the former UN weapons inspector, David Albright, Sunday, June 16, ahead of the report on his investigation of the nuclear smuggling ring run by the father of the Pakistan nuclear bomb Abdul Qadeer Khan. He alleged that the nuclear blueprints passed to Libya, Iran and North Korea included “previously undisclosed designs for a compact warhead that could fit on Iran’s medium-range ballistic missiles.” Continue reading


by felix Quigley

July 17, 2008

This is not a long post but is a very important one. Again I take this from DEBKAfile

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Pentagon confirms Iranian ballistic missile able to reach E. and S. Europe

July 16, 2008

Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency told reporters July 16 he believes Iran now has a missile with a range of 1,250 miles (2,011 km), but did not say whether the weapon had been test-fired. DEBKAfile reports Israel is well within this range. After last week’s test fire of Iran’s Shehab-3 long-range ballistic missile, some Western and Israeli sources sought to play down the threat it posed by claiming the test was faked. The Pentagon statement refutes this claim and Moscow’s argument against the US anti-missile shield deployment in eastern Europe that Iran has no missiles capable of reaching that continent. Last week, the US and the Czech Republic signed an agreement for placing missile-tracking radar on Czech soil.

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by Felix Quigley

July 17, 2008

Our readers will be very interested in this further confirmation of our claim that the US imperialists are in league with Iran in particular and with Islamofascism in general. This is contrary to the impression created by the Media. The following report appears on the very useful DEBKAfile

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High US official to attend nuclear talks with Iran, capping secret US-Tehran diplomacy

July 16, 2008

The announcement that US Under Secretary of State William Burns will join the meeting the European Union’s Javier Solana holds with Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Geneva this week makes official the secret diplomatic track afoot between Washington and Tehran, which was first disclosed by DEBKA-Net-Weekly on June 27.

Our US sources confirm that this step distances the Bush administration still further from Israel’s policy position, which calls for the curtailment of Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb by all means, including military action. It leaves Jerusalem alone in the arena against Iran on the nuclear and other security issues, such as Hizballah, Syria and the radicalized Lebanese government. Continue reading


I found the report by Robert Fisk in The Independent most illuminating.

This is a reporter who has shown on many occasions that he hates Israel, hates the idea of the Jewish people having a single state to call their own, and is extremely tolerant towards Islamofascism, if “tolerant” is indeed the correct word to use.

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That could not be said for Samir Kuntar – 28 years in an Israeli jail for the 1979 murder of an Israeli, his young daughter and a policeman. He arrived from Israel very much alive, clean shaven but sporting a neat moustache, overawed by the hundreds of Hizbollah supporters, a man used to solitary confinement who suddenly found himself idolised by a people he had not seen in almost three decades. His eyes moved around him Continue reading


By Felix Quigley

July 17, 2008

The horrific background to the recent prisoner exchange is best described in a recent article on The Washington Post

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The World Should Know What Kuntar Did to My Family

By Smadar Haran Kaiser, Washington Post
May 18, 2003;

Abu Abbas, the former head of a Palestinian terrorist group who was captured in Iraq on April 15, is infamous for masterminding the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. But there are probably few who remember why Abbas’s terrorists held the ship and its 400-plus passengers hostage for two days. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 14, 2008

We on 4international take as our starting point the following:

Tuesday, too, the New York Times ran an article called “Nearer to the Bomb” by nuclear physicist Peter D. Zimmerman, former chief scientist of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He wrote that all of Iran’s activities, especially in uranium enrichment, are evidence that its “near-term ability to make nuclear weapons is gathering strength.”

He further warned that once Iran begins enriching uranium to weapons grade on an assembly-line basis, “it could transfer this material to groups such as Hizballah and Hamas.” They could then “fabricate low-technology nuclear explosives with yields nearly as high as the bomb which destroyed Hiroshima.”  “

This is the most serious question that we as Trotskyists face. Quite simply we will not stand by and allow Israel to be obliterated.

We also believe that there is an alliance here between Islamofascist Iran and US Imperialism. This comes from a long period in which we studied how US Imperialism joined with Iranian Islamofascism in destroying Yugoslavia over 15 years. Please revisit our article which we published yesterday and which deals with the evidence of this alliance produced by the website

And please along with that read a further analysis by DEBKAfile which they printed a couple of months ago. Continue reading


By Felix Quigley

July 14, 2008

It is vital to understand clearly how little time Israel has left. We publish what Peter D. Zimmerman, and expert wrote in International Triumph Herald

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The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that there was no danger that we would wake up one morning to find Iran the next nuclear power. He said that Iran would first have to leave the Nonproliferation Treaty, evict the IAEA’s inspectors, “and then it would need at least … six months to one year.” That puts an Iranian nuclear capability well into the future, next year.

Mohammed ElBaradei’s comments came after Israel conducted a military exercise in which its warplanes flew the equivalent of a one-way mission to Iran, an effort possibly intended to remind Iranian hard-liners that Israel has the capability to strike at their “peaceful” uranium enrichment facilities.

Iran is testing an improved third generation of indigenously co-developed enrichment centrifuges, the IR-3 series, demonstrating its technical mastery of the technology. It has 320 tons of uranium hexafluoride gas to feed its centrifuges, enough for almost 100 bombs, but not for even a fraction of one reactor refueling operation.

The IAEA has also recently reported that it has questions that Iran refuses to answer:

Why is Iran using high explosives to implode a hemispherical shell of heavy metal? The only known use for such tests is to perfect a lightweight nuclear bomb.

Why is Iran developing the kinds of detonators needed in an atomic weapon?

Why is Iran designing, or redesigning, a ballistic missile warhead so that it can contain a nuclear weapon?

Iran announced months ago that it is installing 6,000 centrifuges in its uranium enrichment plant, in addition to the 3,000 in operation. These activities increase Iran’s near-term ability to make nuclear weapons, especially since the new ones have twice the capacity of the originals. The production of plutonium or highly enriched uranium is the major industrial challenge facing Iran’s effort to build nuclear weapons. Uranium enrichment was a problem never quite mastered by the Iraqis, but Iran is well on the way.

Incentives – even the sweetened package recently offered to Iran by the world’s six major powers – have not been enough to persuade Iran to cease or suspend enrichment.

The sanctions previously in force clearly caused far too little pain in the Islamic Republic. The new European initiative to freeze the assets of Bank Melli, the largest Iranian bank, applies significant new pressure on Iran, but Iran might have smelled something coming: Just before the freeze was announced, it moved $75 billion in assets out of reach of European authorities.

The size of its centrifuge program increases suspicion that Iran is not interested in producing enriched uranium to fuel nuclear power plants. The program is too small – even with the planned 50,000 improved centrifuges – to provide fuel for a nuclear power program of any consequence. The centrifuges could barely keep up with the demands of the power reactors Iran is building with Russian help.

But the advanced centrifuges will enable the Iranians to build about twice as many nuclear weapons a year with the current infrastructure than they otherwise could have done. If they add 6,000 machines to today’s 3,000, the bomb-building potential is more than doubled again, but the peaceful utility of the plant is zero.

The danger from the Iranian nuclear program could extend further. If Iran begins enriching uranium to weapons grade on an assembly-line basis, it could transfer this material to groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, which might fabricate low-technology nuclear explosives. These would probably have yields nearly as high as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

The incremental cost to Iran for such generosity is $2 million to $5 million per bomb – not very high. This is not to say that Iran would support nuclear terrorists, only that it could at an affordable price.

It is time to apply sanctions to persuade Iran to stop uranium enrichment, and to provide some modest low-calorie sweetener to make the deal palatable. Iran’s right to nuclear fuel cycle technology ended when it began violating its safeguards agreement almost 20 years ago.

And it is apparent that the real purpose of Iranian enrichment is to provide fuel for weapons, not reactors.

Peter D. Zimmerman, a nuclear physicist, is emeritus professor of science and security at King’s College London and the former chief scientist of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.



by Felix Quigley

July 13, 2008

The following series of  lies and our attempt to rebut these lies is of interest I feel. In recent days there has been an attack on our site and on 4international by Israpundit commenter Yamit82. The centre of the attack is on Trotsky and this person pulls all the dirty tricks out of hte bag to slander Leon Trotsky. His attacks on Trotsky brings to mind the very worst attacks by Stalinism on the Trotskyist movement in the late 20s and 30s. His language is crude and vile. Yet this is a person who claims to be Jewish. I firmly believe that this Yamit82 does not represent in the slightest the great traditions of the Jewish people and their great intellectual heritage. Not one person on Israpundit including its editor Ted Belman made any defence of Trotsky. The following was said by Yamit82 (another bone of contention I do not have his real name)

Trotsky was a lousy Jew, a lousy revolutionary, and couldn’t in the end even defend himself from an axe splitting his head open from a Stalinist Assassin. Funny though if he had used his Jewish rights to return to his Jewish Homeland he might probably have survived Stalin and then who knows what his contribution might have been. One could make a case for his murder, was that he had turned his back on Jews in favor of a secular religion which was antithetical to Judaism. ” Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 12, 2008

This is a report from DEBKAfile which deals with the strange relationship between US Imperialialism and Islamofascist Iranian Imperialism. Things are not as they seem or as they would like us to believe. We know that in Bosnia and in Kosovo that US worked closely with Iran, in which the terrorist Bin Laden was highly involved. In fact we on 4international believe that the US imperialists are working a reactionary alliance with Iran against Israel.

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Secret US-Iranian Dialogue Brings Oil Prices down, Shakes up Mid East Alliances

From DEBKA-Net-Weekly 354 Updated by DEBKAfile

July 8, 2008 Continue reading


The threat of annihilation facing Israel is serious and this website is pledged to follow every threat and to defend Israel in every way that we possibly can. This in practice means telling the truth to the workers and youth who read our site.

This is the analysis which DEBKAfile made of the latest Iran firing of rockets. Our points are in italics.

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Iran test-fired more long-range ballistic missiles in the Gulf Thursday, July 10, the day after its launch of 10 missiles including the Shehab-3, which is capable of delivering a one-ton payload over Tel Aviv. The second round was announced by Tehran state TV on Day Three of the Great Prophet war games.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the 20 missiles of assorted ranges tested so far (including the Fajar and Zelzal series) were put on show to convince the United States and Israel that Iran has enough missiles and launchers to keep on firing on consecutive days.

This was more posture than reality. In fact, only one 2,000-km range Shehab-3 was actually test-fired. However, accentuating the Gulf as the location of the second day’s tests, instead of an inland desert location like the first, raises the threat level. It was Tehran’s answer to the bland comments delivered Wednesday by US Assistant Secretary of State William Burns that Washington is not nearing a military confrontation with Iran and that Tehran’s response to the latest six-power incentives package makes it possible to keep diplomacy going.

Iran clearly prefers to continue talking from a position of strength and flexed military muscles.

(The position of Burns shows to me that Israel is on her own against the Nuclear threat from Iran)

White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Wednesday. “The Iranians should stop the development of ballistic missiles, which could be used as a delivery vehicle for a potential nuclear weapon, immediately.”

(Johndroe says  “should” “could” etc. Means nothing except they will do nothing!)

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pledged the US will defend its interests and its allies. The US has enhanced its security presence in the Gulf and “we take our obligations to help our allies defend themselves very seriously and no one should be confused about that.”

(As pointed out by a comment on Israpundit Rice does not say that the US will defend Israel. Only its allies) 

Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama said the missile tests showed the US needs to pursue direct and aggressive diplomacy backed by “tougher sanctions.”

(Just the failed European model. Means nothing!)

His rival Senator John McCain said the missile firings mean “Iran continues to threaten the security of their neighbors.” But he was sure that European allies are ready to impose financial and trade sanctions that “can be effective in modifying Iranian behavior.”

(If anything that statement by McCain is worse than Obama. McCain is on the side of the Europeans and therefore of the Iranian Islamofascists!)

All in all, this just goes to confirm that Israel is on its own, and that a huge United Front movement must be built to defend Israel, and against the Imperialist and capitalist nations of the world.


by Felix Quigley

July 12, 2008

We on 4international have thrown down a challenge to a British blog which claims to be socialist to state how is it possible to claim the revered name of socialism and NOT defend Israel from Islamofascism.

We do stand in the tradition of Leon Trotsky who in the late 1930s emerged as the greatest and staunchest defender of the Jewish people and their right to a National Homeland, which later (after he was murdered) became Israel.

We conclude that it is not possible to claim the title of revolutionary socialist and not stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel and with all Jews against the threat of a new Holocaust at the hands of world antisemitism, of which Islamofascism is one component, the attacks on Israel by the UN, by the American Imperialist Government of Bush and Rice, and by the British Imperialists such as Blair.

The threat to Israel is not just from Iran and from Hizbullah and Hamas. The threat is also from within. This is why the analysis of DEBKAfile of the recent attacks on Jews inside Israel is so important to address. Continue reading


How can Israel be defended against Antisemitism and Islamofascism? This is the really big issue of the day and one which cannot be dodged.

But when I turn to the blog of nominal socialist Neil Clark I find that that is exactly what he does. He dodges the issue of the defence of Israel from the threat of the Iranian Nuclear Bomb, and in the process of doing that he is providing a cover for the Fascists who rule Iran. His position is absolutely disgraceful for someone who calls himself a socialist and shows, in reality,  the gulf which separates Trotskyism from sympathizers with Stalinism. I say that Clark is a sympathizer of Stalinism because he is also providing on his blog a cover for the betrayal of the French Stalinist Communist Party in the pivotal 1968 Events in Paris. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 11, 2008

Israel must now act to destroy the Iranian Nuclear Bomb making without any delay. This means that Israel must without any hesitation whatsoever declare war on the Iranian Islamofascist regime and must strike and strike hard at these bomb making facilities which the Mullahs are running.

At the same time Israel must break decisively from American Imperialism which in every statement and in every action that it takes now, shows that it is a friend of Iran, and not a friend of Israel.

Every single thing that we have learned about the US Imperialists in the destruction of Yugoslavia shows that the US is in league with Islam and Islamofascism on a world scale. We know that the US supported the Fascist Tudjman in the murder and ethnic cleansing of the Krajina of half a million of Serbs. We know that the US was fully behind the Islamofascist Izetbegovic. We know that the US in Bosnia joined with Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia and Iran in using Islamist killers to crush the Serbs. We know that the US along with the party of Izetbegovic planned and created the hoax “massacre” in Srebrenica in otrder to crush the Serbs. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 11, 2008

The issue of Libel has arisen again in the British Blogosphere. This time it is the Islamofascists of Hamas who are preventing open discussion of their policies and programme in front of the British working class and British people in general.

Of course we on 4international without reservation defend the right of total free expression in the Media and on the Internet and we will fight to the death against Islamofascists who try to deny this freedom.

Hence without reservation and without conditions we defend David Taub and the Harry’s Place organization in the face of Islamofascist attack.

In the interest of truth, however, we point out that David Taub and Harry’s Place have been a supporter of the Islamofascist Izetbegovic in the Balkans. Continue reading


There is no more reactionary element in the political spectrum than Harry’s Place inspired by Hoare and Kamm and run by a motley collection of pro Imperialists and anti-Communists among whom are David Taub (pseudonym DavidT)


There are the very people who supported the ethnic cleansing of 300,000 Serbs from the Krajina by the Fascist Tudjman and they have been among the worst reactionaries in spreading the Islamofascist Big Lie that Serbs murdered 8000 defenceless Muslims in Srebrenica.


Taub and his reactionary chums on Harry’s Place have also been to the front in supporting the creation of not only Islamist state in Bosnia under Izetbegovic but also the Islamist state of Kosova (as they spell Kosovo the centuries old part of Serbia)


So for this daylight robbery on behalf of the Islamofascists like Bin Laden you would expect their Islamofascist chums would offer some thanks, or reward, for Taub and chums at Harry’s Place being ideal dhimmis.


That however is not how dhimmitude works.


Once a dhimmi always a dhimmi is the way it goes with the Islamists. And if subsequently you do not toe the line then they will come down on you hard.


Taub has stepped out of line and actually upset his dhimmi masters by attacking some Hamas guy, whereupon the Fascists have employed a standing Islam supporting law firm called Dean and Dean (these Islamofascists do have a sense of humour!) to impose a Fascist type Libel threat against Taub.


Taub is now in the same position exactly as the Serbs were as the Serbs faced Jihad from Islam in the Balkans.


The only way for Taub to move forward is to make an analysis of the history of the Balkans and to examine the Lies which were used against the Serbs and against Milosevic over the past 25 years.


One slight problem with that though! Taub remains a pro-Imperialist and essentially a pro-Islamist, and even as he attacks hamas and the Hamas Charter he is supportive of the equally Antisemitic Fatah ignoring the Antisemitic Fatah Charter, and the fact that the whole of this Arab movement was inspired by Hajj Amin el Husseini, the Nazi Arab Palestinian monster who played such a big role in the Holocaust against Jews and Serbs, not least against Serbs in the Balkans.


There is a direct line from Izetbegovic and hajj Amin el Husseini both active during the Balkans Holocaust, both secret members of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Holocaust of Jews and Serbs in the Balkans to the total Palestinian Arab movement of the present.


4international of course is opposed totally to this Libel Action against Taub and Harry’s Place. We on 4international will naturally defend Taub and Harry’s Place against the measures being taken by these Islamofascists. There will not be a second’s hesitation in us doing so.


But we warn one and all that Taub and Harry’s Place have a history of support for Islamofascism against the Serbs and for creating the Big Lie of Srebrenica. How then can these bastardized reactionaries and pro US and British Imperialism on Harry’s Place possibly now fight successfully against the Islamofascists in Britain! Simply not possible! Expect more treachery from Harry’s Place actually!


By Felix Quigley

July 10, 2008

Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting Journalism & Tragedy in Yugoslavia, by Peter Brock

This review of the vital book of Peter Brock by Global Research writer Edward S. Herman deals in detail with the way that the top journalists used the evidence of frauds and crooks. They took the word of partisans in the struggle because essentially they were consumed with racist hatred against the Serbs. It could have been the 1940s Holocaust again and in place of phobia against the Serbs read Jews and Serbs.

Brock’s analysis of the work of Roy Gutman is equally devastating. He shows compellingly that Gutman was not A Witness to Genocide (the title of Gutman 1993 book based on his dispatches from Bosnia), but rather an agent of  propaganda provided, directly or indirectly, by parties with an axe to grind.

And that sums it up. Read this review of Brock to understand better what motivated people like Maggie O’Kane and the British ITN journalists who created “The picture that fooled the world” Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 10, 2008

In this article on Roy Gutman I would like to start with this

“On this day Gutman joined the women’s programme “Mona Lisa” of the Second German Television (ZDF) presented by Maria von Welser for a discussion of alleged mass rapes in Bosnian prison camps.”

German. Women’s programme, Maria von Welser…you could not make any of that up. Visions of television soaps flash across the mind. And in a German studio!!!

This told me more than anything what was happening. The means of turning and controlling world opinion was being pervasively employed, even on women’s programmes, which are usually in this crass bourgeois culture associated with cooking and the latest in beauty aids. What chance did Milosevic and the Serbs have when that power was turned on against them! We go back to examine that cynical reply of Kamm friend Nick Cohen of the British Media anti-Serb Journalistic pack. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 10, 2008

Nick Cohen wrote the following

“Like Stalin, Pol Pot and Slobodan Milosevic, they went for the professors and technicians who could make a democratic Iraq work”


Cohen is totally free to write whatever he wants and on whatever subject he likes. 4international will defend that right always.

But when asked to produce evidence for such a dastardly statement as the above Cohen quoted a known liar and then in a most cynical fashion gave a respected Scottish blogger an atrocious (for a journalist) answer. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

July 9, 2008

The notorious pro US Imperialist called Marko Attila Hoare,  who had a close connection with the Slaughter branch of the WRP, now defunct, once tried to make fun of Neil Clark due to soemthing that Michael Palin said about the Serbs. Well Palin is a very good comedian and a bad politician. And Hoare is a very poor specimen in both directions.

Hoare wrote on that occasion:

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To maintain either of these positions requires conflating the moderate Bosnian Muslims led by Izetbegović with the
genuine Islamofascists of al-Qa’ida – a difficult trick to pull off.

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Actually, it is very easy indeed to draw connections between Izetbegovic and Bin Laden. And many people have already done so. It is far from an isolated position. See our article “Bin Laden Again Seen in Bosnia” in which respected journalists from Britain and Germany reported on seeing Bin Laden being very active on the side of Izetbegovic through the 1990s. Not all British journalists were liars. Nearly all but not totally all!

As I said Hoare is not good at politics and his jokes do always backfire badly! Poor guy! Hoare was trying to make some joke at our expense about Monty Python (Palin WAS very funny in that)

But the evidence builds up that what US and British Imperialism was supporting in the Balkans, and specifically in Bosnia-Herzegovina, was an Islamofascist organization and movement, which had deep historical roots in Islam in the Balkans. The following was sent by an avid reader of 4international Nathan Pearlstein:

Here is documented proof that Izetbegovic wanted an Islamist Fundamentalist Religious-Fascist State all along!! Izetbegovic’s newly-elected minister in 1996 in the Bosnian parliament and head of the Islamofascist SDA party in Tuzla, Adnan Jahic, says so in this article he wrote for a Bosnian newspaper in September, 1993 (re-published in 1996)!


It is Hoare and Kamm who both belong in a Monty Python sketch!!


Felix, perhaps you can name your next post:


Izetbegovic, Marko Attila Hoare, Oliver Kamm & Monty Python Re-visited !! “




Nathan. Continue reading